Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1971-04-29
This show has been commercially released as "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead"
Lineage: (mostly) SB> MR> CD; Refined by Chris Frisco, 20 glitches painstakingly removed without deleting any of the
wav; Bird Song patched; See info file for further details; Circ's w/ NRPS opening set
Refined by Chris Frisco, and seeded to CDead on Oct.22, 01
This is from the recently circulating SB> MR> CD version,
with 20 glitches painstakingly removed without deleting any of the wav. Each sector was repositioned, one by one, until flaw was sucessfully removed. Also, Bird Song was patched from an alternate SB source (8.35 ~ 9.11) and is now complete!
Subject: A Majestic Dew
I'm just blown away by this one, though. Bloody glorious. Has all the power and thrill of, say, one of Hendrix's longer pieces, like Machine Gun, recorded the year before also at Fillmore East.
Someone give me a time machine.
Subject: Amazing Show And A Band On Fire!
Subject: As good as it gets
When picking favorite Dead shows, I would select any of the '71 Fillmore East shows over anything in '77.
Subject: Responding 4 Years Later But...
Now to review this show: If I was on my deathbed and had to recommend one moment of pure bliss in the world of music it would be the "Alligator/Going Down The Road Feeling Bad/Cold Rain And Snow" jam. Simply beautiful. It's a shame that we're missing parts of "China/Rider" and "Bird Song" but what can you do. Just get high on what you got.
Subject: my two cents
As for my take on this show, it's definitely in my top 10 for about 50% of the songs (the other half I skip over). I've been listening to this Fillmore run since '84 and I still adore it. Particularly love Bill's drums on Minglewood, Phil's bass on Sugar Mag and like others have said below the Alligator>Cold Rain has to be some of the best music I have ever heard. Also love the Midnight Hour.
Subject: Jerry and Duane
Duane and Jerry had huge admiration and respect for one another.
Subject: hard to handle
Subject: Tops the Fillmore run
Commercial releases that use a fraction of a show and then render the original complete show unavailable are a drag. That said, most of us were into trading and poking around for shows before the rise of the internet. This show and many others are still out there -- via mail or DC internet trade -- it just takes a little more effort, which is memory serves, was half the fun of collecting.
Subject: Not Commercially Released
Subject: WHY IS THIS SHOW HERE?
WE KNOW WE CAN "BUY" THIS SHOW, OR PARTS OF IT.
SO WHY IS THIS SHOW LISTED HERE? THERE ARE TOO MANY SHOWS LISTED TO HAVE NON-SHOWS LISTED WITH SHOWS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD, OR STREAMING.
THIS SHOW IS NOT BEING SHARED, IT'S BEING EXPLOITED. Avarice is not a vitue, man.
Subject: one of my favorite tapes
Subject: *ALTA Is For Skiers*
Subject: Lacklustre show
Subject: Come all,bring me your poor and deprived souls
"Don't be assholes all the time. Leave it hang and leave it up to them. More, more, more..."
Classic Uncle Bobo right there.
In responce to the last reviewer, yes, download this show, it's beyond great but it won't become a Dick's Picks since parts of it are on the "Ladies And Gentlemen" release. Just so the record's straight. One of the Dead's better releases in the past few years.
A+ recording / A+ performance / 5 skulls.
Subject: One of the Very Best Dead Shows Download it Now
Download it now before it becomes another Dick's pick.
I would give this one 10 stars, but only five are allowed.
Sound Quality A+
Set List A+
Interesting elements A+
I tip my hat to those who uploaded the show and those who worked on putting the tape up in this fantastic condition.
Subject: Inifinite stars/5
Subject: THE DEW IS TIGHT
Subject: Grateful Dead EPITOME
Subject: Top 10 show of all time
The midnight hour is always special too. Listening to Bill's talk btw encores about stop asking for more more from the band, sounds a lot like record-bigwigs complaining about downloads, strange.
4-29-71, the final Fillmore East is essential listening material.
Subject: hah! way to go uncle bobo
love the pure groove bass by phil...listen to the start of I Second that Emotion...when its just the guitars, thin....then comes phil, and you go, "there's the foundation!" i am not a phil-aholic, but this is a sublime sound coming from him at this show. boogie boogie!
Subject: Sound quality
Subject: You must download this!
When I first heard Truckin', I immediately recognized it from the radio. I thought, "well, this is a pretty good song." I listened to Bertha, Hurts Me Too, Cumberland, and Me & My Uncle and thought, "well, I can't see why everyone is so excited about this band, they're just OK, not great."
But then Bird Song started and my viewpoint took an abrupt 180 degree turn. When I heard this song, I was blown away immediately by how beautiful it was. I mean, the closing jam in this version is fucking second-to-none. Except on the tape, it cut off abruptly and I was pissed off. Still, I played the song over and over and simply couldn't get enough of it. When I finally played the rest of this show, including the Alligator and the Midnight Hour, I knew that this band would take up a lot of my listening time. And they did. I now have over 300 shows in my collection. Thanks GD.
By the way, gotta love that complete Bird Song!!!
Subject: Great sound
Also, great version of Smokey Robinson tune " I Second that emotion".
Subject: Morning Dew
Five for the Dew
Four for the whole
Subject: Final Fillmore East
The goodbye Fillmore East rap is essential...but just check out the set-list Cumberland, Hollow, Bird song, Ripple, Minglewood, Second that Emotion...very diversified.
Exceptional multi-track sound...most of this show is on "Ladies and Gentlemen..." for a reason. But get this, it's better with all the crazy banter between tracks.
Yeah, the "Bass groove" in this show is immense...maybe the best live bass guitar mix ever!!!
Subject: Pig Pen Rocks
it is THAT good.
Subject: Now do it now
The New Riders of the Purple Sage is an awesome capper for the night. You're still reading? Download this show. The Midnight Hour and my little five year old daughters' current fave We Bid You Goodnight... incredible
Subject: Bird song
Subject: Amazing show to close out their Fillmore East Career.
Exceptional versions of "Truckin'" and "Hard to Handle."
By the way, I don't think Bobby's saying "dick" instead of "sleep." I believe he's laughing at the way Garcia's playing during this particular verse. Just listen to those notes Jerry's throwing out. Cracks me up, too!
Subject: Heheh he said
Subject: Hard To Handle
Subject: Hard to Handle
Subject: Very Clean
Subject: hard to handle
Couldn't agree more the musical orgasim comment in reference to this version. I've searched far and wide for a version that was as explosive as this one. I could only come up with one conclusion. I feel this is the most explosive climax in a song ever performed by the dead. I know it's brash statement because there is so much out there. If anyone could direct me I'd be more than happy to retract.
I had something like a 64th generation tape of this show and I pretty much wore it out.
Subject: Best Hard To Handle Ever
Any time someone questions why I love the Dead so much, I play this version for them (by the end, they're usually dancin their shoes off).
If anyone knows of other contenders, please let us all know. If anyone knows of any other song with a climax like this version of Hard To Handle, please let us all know.
Get this show for the Hard To Handle. Keep it for the Alligator > Jam and the Second That Emotion. Enjoy!
MUSICAL ORGASM I tells ya!!!
Subject: great show
Subject: The best Dead for many reasons
Subject: The best
Subject: Top 5!!
Dr. Flashback ;-)
Subject: goes without saying
Subject: Killer Dead
Subject: Hard To Handle Theme
At the six minute mark, Garcia plays with four to six notes, while Lesh vamps. Then, at 6:44, the two of them do what I call "The Theme. Lesh and Garcia carry it themselves, harkening back to their MIT 5/70 jam. They close off The Theme, vamp, duel, then Lesh drops several colossal bombs, and Garcia states the theme again. Great stuff, and not evident on, say, the versions from 4-28 or elsewhere.
Subject: You must download this!